Discussion in 'HUNTING & IDENTIFICATION' started by GGTBod, Sep 27, 2013.
made me skid to a stop, i'm sure there is not a single Myco-tekker who does not know what they are
Did you pick them?
I had nowhere to put them, space is totally maxed out on my kit and they were pretty huge
I was thinking the same, shaggy ink cap rather than common ink cap
thats a beautiful find bro, to bad you couldnt take some.
Found these today Bod. I am thinking they are Boletus edulis. Got some feelers out at another site for confirmation.
http://www.mushroomexpert.com/boletus_edulis.html Try answering the key on this page and see where it finds you Jeff. B. edulis was my first thought before even reading your comment so your on the right path
Yeah, been there already bro. Thanks though.
BTW that key pretty much eliminates B. edulis from anything but hardwood contrary to some other sites,
Where did you end up? And can you share your specifics Just out of curiosity
With that key I ended up here....
10. Cap reddish to reddish brown; found under spruces and firs at high elevation in the Rocky Mountains after monsoon rains. Boletus cf. pinophilus
Nice finds, the both of you! We just had our first rain of about six months. I'm itching to get out. Jeff, I hope you ate those boletes!!
I did think about taking the firm younger ones as there was a lot of them but there was no way i could have packed them without them being crushed, would have looked like i'd stuffed a live squid in my bag by the time i got the 22km home.
Looks like a cep to me too, how did it fair on the questionaire?
Most definitely C. comatus.
Pick them while they're super young and take them home right away and make your meal from them
If you leave them sitting they'll turn to ink.
One of the gourmet mushrooms of my choice.
I would have loved to have taken them and ate them but i was wearing lycra cycling gear and waterproofs and didn't have a spare square cm of space on my bag or bike, i even debated eating my grapes and using the protective plastic tub i carried them in but even the smallest one wouldn't fit in so i just enjoyed the view. I will pass their home again sometime, it is nearly always wet here to some degree so that shouldn't be a problem.
What is the flavour like? I am right remembering the go inky as you cook them?
If they're very young, they don't go inky. When you cut them at home, you should remove every inky part from them before cooking.
The flavour is hard to describe. It is a delicacy to me, never tried a better mushroom. I could eat them every day.
In my habitat, the temperature is crucial, not the moisture. As soon as it goes down, they pop up.
It has definitely dropped in temps over the last week, moisture is just at regular levels and the real fungal rains are due any day, need to get out and check my semilanceata plots as a monitor, usually my fields are heaving by now but like i said not the usually wet wetness of late here.
So if i grab some next time i pass that spot what do you recommend i do with them, do you have a favourite recipe/meal/treat? i'll be passing that spot regularly as it is a coast to coast cycleway and one day i intend to make it coast to coast across the country
All uber nerds n geeks love stats so i thought i'd share with you all some progress stats on my progress, i just upgraded my gps software and i'm drooling on the extra data
15th sept until yesterday
Went back out today and found four more. May have to do it again tomorrow.
Oh and I forgot about this pic. Some kind of pans? It is a photo from my phone and I didn't take details. Thought it was interesting though.
On a pile of horse poo......
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